Just completed LitReactor's Self-Publishing in the Digital Age - June 2012, by Joe Nassise, and I think I passed. I cannot say enough about the class or Joe's interaction with students. This is my first, and could be my only, but damn if I didn't enjoy the ride.
links to Kindle, B&N and Kobo @ http://www.kahscrap.com
That is a fine cover. I may give that a go. And I never buy any books written after 1920!
well most of it takes place in 1864 it that counts for anything....
and let me pimp my graphics guy, Carson Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Now I wished I would have taken that class! Awesome!
Good for you. Did you put it up any place else?
Dwayne, I uploaded it to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. Those where the three main platforms we worked with in class.
I've sold 31 in five days. I'm making BANK :)
That's cool, if you stay steady it's $3373 a year. Do that 10 times and it's a job.
How are you getting so many reviews?
Dwayne, not a clue. Well actaully I know how I got the one star review. I banned someone from another message board that i'm a mod on and that was his revenge.
As for doing that for a year, I think I've shot my load unless I can come up with a magic marketing plan.
There are a shit ton of book review blogs. If you can get some of them folks to review your book, that can help quite a bit (if they like it, of course). More than one (maybe two or three-and-a-half) writers launched a career by getting popular book review blogs to give them a review, which happened to be positive.
Thanks for the idea Gary, much appreciated.
a week late, but at the fourteen day mark, I have 53 sold.
livin large, yo
That is very cool!
21 days in and 69 happy customers
Can't say enough about the class. run and sign up the next time its offered.
**Also have a free Kobo copy to anyone who is interested and promises to tell 38 friends about it.
I have to ask, why 38?
When I was a young boy coming of age on the boardwalks of Wildwood, NJ, a fortune teller once conned me out of my hard earned pay. I ran the water pistol Pimlico Downs game and that particular Thursday was payday.
Madame Marie promised the world but only delivered a cryptic reference to the number 38. Was I to die at 38? Get married at 38? Get a job with the State Liquor Board making 38 dollars an hour? Find my true calling from watching American Pickers, episode 38?
Long story short? My favorite number is 23; but my fingers came down on 38 by mistake. :)
Ya hear the cops finally busted Madame Marie?
Kah - two questions.
1. When you publish your novel on AMZN, B&N and Kobo are there restrictions that prohibit you from striking a publishing deal with a tranditional print publisher for the same novel? If no, great. If yes, what are the restrictions, and are they perpetual or for a specific time period?
2. When I click on the link above (www.kahscrap.com) I get routed to a series of garbage sites that have nothing to do with your book. Happens also, when I open a new browser window and type in the URL. Have others mentioned this? If not, the problem may be on my end. Maybe I've picked up some adware hijack crap. FYI: all other websites, including ones that I've never visited before, are working fine.
Lemme know if any questions about #2. Look forward to your answers to #1.